Why Cristiano Ronaldo refused to change shirts with Girona's players

Alex Granell ehas explained why Ronaldo wouldn't swap shirts

The two players had a brief conversation after Girona's victory

Alex Granell y Cristiano Ronaldo tuvieron una charla después del partido
Alex Granell y Cristiano Ronaldo tuvieron una charla después del partido | sport

Cristiano Ronaldo left the Montilivi pitch angry on Sunday after Real Madrid were beaten by Girona. The player didn't know how to deal with the loss and even refused to change shirts with the opposition players because he felt they had played dirty to win the game. 

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The second captain of Pablo Machin's team, Alex Granell, explained on the show 'Fricandó Matiner' on RAC105 that Ronaldo declined to change shirts with him. 

"He said to me that he didn't want to because he hadn't like how we had managed the final minutes of the game," the Girona player said. "He told me I seemed like a good player, but that he wouldn't change shirts with me." 

Granell, who understood Ronaldo could be upset at losing to a newly promoted team, recognised that maybe Girona had wasted time. 

"I said to [Ronaldo] that what we had achieved was not a miracle, but it was a huge feat," he added. "We had the experience from other years, when we've played a little bit too correct." 

Granell is convinced that "if in other years we hadn't played so cleanly, maybe we would have been promoted to La Liga earlier." 

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